The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Audiobook, by Taylor Jenkins Reid Play Audiobook Sample

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Audiobook

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Read By: Julia Whelan, Robin Miles, Alma Cuervo Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: April 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781761102950

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60:50 minutes

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05 seconds

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09:52 minutes

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2018 Audie Award Finalist for Multi-Voiced Performance

The entrancing story of a reclusive Hollywood starlet as she reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine – from the bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six.

Reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship and a great forbidden love.

Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story nears its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

‘Riveting, heart-wrenching, and full of Old Hollywood glamour, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is one of the most captivating reads of 2017.’ Buzzfeed


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‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is more than escapism fiction sweeping its audience back to an era when show biz glamour danced with real-life intrigue, romantic entanglements and perceived impropriety. With memorable characters rivalling any Hollywood blockbuster, Taylor Jenkins Reid marries themes of loyalty, betrayal, friendship and love into a soaring, fast-paced and gripping performance. It leaves readers asking if they are merely role-playing with those they love or being true to an authentic self.’ 



  • “Tinseltown drama at its finest.”

    — Redbook
  • This audiobook and its ensemble of narrators bring mid-twentieth-century Hollywood to life…An absolute must for fans of Old Hollywood. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    — AudioFile
  • “Come for the glam Old Hollywood vibes; stay for a touching tale of a young reporter and a silver-screen legend.”

    — Cosmopolitan
  • “Expertly captures the hothouse nature of Hollywood…The story is fresh, and the end reveal is worth the wait.”

    — Historical Novel Society
  • “Reid transports readers back to Hollywood’s heyday…and will keep readers captivated.”

    — Us Weekly
  • “Speaks to the Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor in us all.”

    — Kirkus Reviews
  • Reid knows how to tug at heart strings with unusual tales of finding real and lasting love... the reader [will be] captivated by old Hollywood glamour, intriguing and complex characters, and Reid’s unsurpassed ability to leave her audience reaching for a hankie. An utterly unique take on what truly makes a family.’

  • ‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has big, juicy secrets at its heart – not just about the surprising identity of movie star Evelyn Hugo's true love, but of the lengths she has gone to protect that mysterious lover. Brimming with heartache, betrayal, and a lifetime of Hollywood gossip, this raucous novel will seduce you even as it leaves you wanting more.’ 

    — Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet and June
  • ‘A glamorous romp through Hollywood in its heyday, Taylor Jenkins Reid’s latest offers up several unexpected twists and a dazzling, ambitious movie star who will break your heart.’ 

    — Fiona Davis, author of The Dollhouse
  • ‘Evelyn Hugo makes Liz Taylor seem pedestrian. Taylor Jenkins Reid has drawn a rich, emotionally complex heroine who is so real that you'll forget she only lives in the pages of a book. This is an utterly compelling dance with love and tragedy, sometimes both at once; you'll laugh with Evelyn, cry with her, ache with her, and then go back to page one and do it all over again.’ 

    — Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, authors of The Royal We
  • Anyone who appreciates old Hollywood glamour will want to check this one out.’ 

  • Addictive, dazzling and bound to leave you in tears (classic Taylor Jenkins Reid), The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo should be your No. 1 reading priority this summer.’ 

  • Leave it to Taylor Jenkins Reid to keep readers captivated, from the first page to the last. With a parade of lovable characters and unputdownable plot, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo should top every reading list this summer.’ 

  • A cinematic tale with hardscrabble roots, staggering highs and sickening lows. The novel reads like a celebrity tell-all, and this makes it delicious. But it's also got heft, because Hugo's story is one of overcoming adversity, racism and sexism to get to the top. She fails, falls, triumphs and learns difficult lessons about the things that really matter. With this riveting novel, Reid has created an exceptional character with the wherewithal to take on the patriarchy.’ 

  • This sweeping tale is about an aging Hollywood starlet and the rookie magazine reporter she hires to pen her breathtaking (and scandalous) life story. Trust us: You’ll be swooning over the twist for months.’ 

  • Jenkins has crafted another tale sure to appeal to fans of women’s fiction, Susan Meissner, and Beatriz Williams.’ 

  • Evelyn Hugo is a character who can demand top billing... Reid's heroine reveals her darkest secrets as if she were wiping off makeup at the end of the night – a celebration of human frailty that speaks to the Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor in us all.’

  • [The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo] is fascinating, emotional and will be hard to put down. For fans of Taylor Jenkins Reid, this is her best work yet.’ 

  • ‘A spellbinding novel about love, glamour and the price of fame.’ 

    — Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of First Comes Love
  • ‘In her latest mesmerising tale, Reid transports readers back to Hollywood’s heyday with a heroine in the likes of – but more intriguing than – Elizabeth Taylor, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Katherine Hepburn. Yes, Evelyn Hugo is the glamorous idol you admire, but she’s also the relentless fighter you aspire to be. Her life’s story is heartbreaking, yet beautiful and will keep readers captivated until the very last page.’ 

    — Jamie Blynn, Us Weekly
  • ‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is the total package: the very best of Classic Hollywood intrigue, a delicious twist, and incisive commentary on the wages of stardom, especially for women.’ 

    — Anne Helen Petersen, BuzzFeed culture writer and author of Scandals of Classic Hollywood
  • Reid’s characters will enchant readers as they travel through the glitz and glamour of Old Hollywood and the truths they both must confront.’

  • Taylor Jenkins Reid is the queen of queens when it comes to beach reads, and this breathtaking treat proves once again the throne is hers alone.’ 

  • Riveting, heart-wrenching, and full of Old Hollywood glamour, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is one of the most captivating reads of 2017.’ 

  • A novel of Old Hollywood that's simultaneously gossipy and poignant. Look no further for the glamour, ambition and shocking secrets your beach-blanket sessions demand.’ 

  • In her mesmerising tale, Taylor Jenkins Reid explores Hollywood’s heyday with a heroine akin to Elizabeth Taylor. Movie icon Evelyn Hugo, now a recluse at 79, unfurls the story of her glamorous life and her scandalous seven marriages.’ 

  • The epic adventures Evelyn creates over the course of a lifetime will leave every female reader mesmerised. This wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet and her tumultuous Tinseltown journey comes with unexpected twists and the most satisfying of drama.’ PopSugar

  • If you're looking for a book to take on holiday this summer, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has got all the glitz and glamour to make it a perfect beach read — as long as you're prepared to cry off all your sunscreen, because this book gets *emotional*. Each of Evelyn's marriages comes with its own hurt and heartbreak, from infidelity and betrayal to domestic abuse. But running throughout Evelyn's tumultuous life is one great love that will leave you sobbing into the pages.’ 


  • A New York Times Bestseller in Audio
  • A 2018 Audie Award Finalist for Best Multivoiced Performance
  • A BuzzFeed Books Pick of Immersive Audiobooks
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month
  • A LibraryReads Pick of the Month
  • A New York Times bestseller in Print Paperbacks
  • A Shelf Awareness Pick of the Month's Top Bookclub Reads
  • A Audio bestseller
  • A Sunday Times (London) bestseller

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About Taylor Jenkins Reid

Taylor Jenkins Reid is the New York Times bestselling author of several books, including Malibu Rising and Daisy Jones & the Six, which was named a best book of the year by the Washington Post, Esquire, Parade, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire, and others.

About the Narrators

Julia Whelan is a novelist, screenwriter, lifelong actor, and multiple award-winning audiobook narrator. She graduated with a degree in English and creative writing from Middlebury College and Oxford University. She is a former child actor who has appeared in multiple films and television shows.

Robin Miles, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, an Audie Award for directing, and many Earphones Awards. Her film and television acting credits include The Last Days of Disco, Primary Colors, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, New York Undercover, National Geographic’s Tales from the Wild, All My Children, and One Life to Live. She regularly gives seminars to members of SAG and AFTRA actors’ unions, and in 2005 she started Narration Arts Workshop in New York City, offering audiobook recording classes and coaching. She holds a BA degree in theater studies from Yale University, an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, and a certificate from the British American Drama Academy in England.

Alma Cuervo is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and a stage actress and singer who has also performed in film and television. She holds an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, from which she graduated in 1976 alongside Meryl Streep. She starred in the role of Madame Morrible in the first national tour of Wicked.